Dipped Radial Capacitors offer tin-lead finish.

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Intended for customers exempt from RoHS specifications, TEP Series tantalum radial leaded capacitors are manufactured with flame-retardant coating. Units offer capacitance range of 0.1-330 µF and are offered with wide range of working voltages and case sizes that enable capacitors to accommodate almost any application. Units are available in bulk and tape and reel packaging for automatic insertion.

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AVX's TEP Series Dipped Radial Capacitors Now Offer Tin-Lead Finish

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (October 18, 2005) - Responding to the needs of customers exempt from the RoHS specifications, AVX recently developed a tin-lead finish version of the conformally-coated tantalum radial leaded capacitor (TAP), which was originally introduced as the first lead-free component of its kind in January of this year. Designated the TEP Series, these capacitors are professional-grade devices manufactured with a flame-retardant coating and feature low leakage current and impedance and exceptional temperature stability in very small packages.

"When AVX was the first to market with the lead-free version of the tantalum radial leaded capacitor back in January, we were excited to be able to help customers meet the RoHS standard well before the deadline," said Dan Lane, Tantalum Marketing Manager for AVX. "But then our exempt customers requested the same performance and capabilities in a tin-lead version, and we're happy we can provide that to them now."

The TEP Series has a capacitance range of 0.1µF to 330µF with a capacitance tolerance of ±10%; ±20%. It is available in bulk and T&R packaging for automatic insertion. The wide range of capacitance, working voltages and case sizes enables TEP to accommodate almost any application.

Typical pricing for the TEP Series Tin-Lead Finish Capacitors ranges from $0.130 to $2.50 in quantities of 10,000 with lead times from 6 to 8 weeks and samples available immediately.

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and connectors with worldwide manufacturing facilities. AVX offers integrated passive devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, SMT, timing devices and circuit protection devices. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX). For more information, contact AVX at 801 17th Ave. South, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578; by calling 843-448-9411; by fax at 843-444-2864; or on the Web at www.avx.com.

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